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Unread 03-30-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Body damage repair/cost question

So I'm starting to look into repairing some of the body damage my jeep came with. The driver's side rear corner is toast. I don't mean dented, but crushed.
Now while I'm not too concerned with appearances, it is affecting functionality. The rear corner of the soft top can no longer hook on to anything, and let me say this winter has been a little drafty!

So anyone else ever have something like this fixed. What do they do? I don't think this can be bent back into shape (I tried with a sledgehammer, and it didn't do much), so I'm thinking they'll need to replace some of the body. Any ideas on how much this will cost (ballpark figures)? If it's too high, do any of you think I would be better off just replacing the whole body? I could probably find one on ebay or somewhere for not too much cash. Thanks.

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Unread 03-30-2005, 05:10 PM   #2
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I do bodywork. I can't estimate how much w/o seeing it. Go to your local bodyshop and ask for an estimate, they are usually free.
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Unread 03-30-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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If I were you I would purchase the poison spyder crusher corners and make that work. Go to Poisonspyder.com and look at the crusher corners.
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Unread 03-30-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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i have a crushed corner i beat it with a hammer till it was almost flat.
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Unread 03-30-2005, 05:23 PM   #5
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As soon as I figure out how, I'll post a picture for you guys. I do want the poison spyder corners, but mine is so mashed it wouldn't fit.
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Unread 03-30-2005, 05:26 PM   #6
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its only sheet metal, it can be fixed. trust me mine was bad enough that the tail gate would not close. a few hours with a hammer and its like new
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